Blur - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |blɜːr|  American pronunciation of the word blur
Brit.  |blɜː|  British pronunciation of the word blur
- a hazy or indistinct representation (syn: fuzz)
- become glassy; lose clear vision
- to make less distinct or clear
- make unclear, indistinct, or blurred (syn: confuse, obscure)
- make a smudge on; soil by smudging (syn: smear, smudge, smutch)
- make dim or indistinct (syn: blear)
- become vague or indistinct (syn: dim, slur)

Examples

The tears in my eyes blurred the words on the page.

His novel is based on historical occurrences but it blurs the line between fact and fiction.

The two events have blurred together in my mind.

The vast blur of a north-northeast snowstorm.

I saw the blur of the car as it passed in front of me.

The island was a blur through misty rain.

The days before the accident were a blur.

The street lights were blurred by the fog.

Many of the details in the picture are blurred.

Tears blurred her eyes.

His vision was blurred.

His films blur the boundaries between fact and fiction.

The design of the conservatory is meant to blur the distinction between the house and the garden.

Over the neat crowquill calligraph his pen goes blotting, blurring.

it happened so fast it was just a blur

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: blur
he/she/it: blurs
present participle: blurring
past tense: blurred
past participle: blurred
noun
singular: blur
plural: blurs
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